Baring, Maurice. "The Alternative"
Divergence: 1784 CE
What if: Napoleon's father decided that his son would get the best education possible if enlisted in the British navy.
Summary: A sketch of historical and literary consequences from 1800 to 1850.
Published: In London Mercury, November 1922; Travelers in Time (ed. Philip Van Doren Stern), Doubleday 1947; Half a Minute's Silence, Heinemann 1925, Doubleday 1925, Books for Libraries 1970 (0836933761); and Maurice Baring Restored, Heinemann 1970 (0434347906), Farrar, Straus & Giroux 1970 (0374204489).